CISCO certification


Program Description

The Cisco Certificate is designed for the IT professional who is looking to advance their career from simple desktop and hardware support to more of an entry-level IT Administrator role. The program covers the strategies and techniques that are required to design, deploy, and maintain an efficient network in a modern workplace. The program also focuses on the role of the IT Administrator in protecting digital assets through advanced routing security protocols.

This program is also ideal for those who have completed our CompTIA Program.

Cisco Certificate Program Overview

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic topologies (examples include Bus, Star, Ring, and Mesh)
  • Differentiate Data Link and Network Addresses
  • Understand how to translate logical addresses into physical addresses
  • Know the differences between the protocols TCP/IP, IPX, and AppleTalk
  • Explain the three basic services of the Application Layer
  • Compare and contrast LAPB and HDLC (Cisco Proprietary)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the 5 basic dialer map steps for configuring DDR
  • Demonstrate the relationship between access lists and packet

Course Outline

What Courses will I take?

The following courses are included in the Cisco Certificate program. You will progress through the program through a series of detailed and engaging video lessons and assessments through the OnlineExpert platform from LearnKey. This Cisco Certificate program has a total of 31 credits.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
CIS 100 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Part I 4 Credit Hours
CIS 200 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Part II 5 Credit Hours
CIS 110 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Part I 5 Credit Hours
CIS 210 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Part II 5 Credit Hours
CIS 130 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) Part I 6 Credit Hours
CIS 230 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) Part II 6 Credit Hours

Career Outlook

Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. However, a rise in cloud computing could increase the productivity of computer support specialists, slowing their growth at many firms. Smaller businesses that do not have information technology (IT) departments will contract services from IT consulting firms and increase the demand computer support specialists in those firms. Employment of support specialists in computer systems design and related firms is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Employment Opportunities

You could find opportunities to utilize the Cisco certificate in the following settings:

  • Education
  • Telecommunications
  • Health/Finance
  • Customer service
  • Transportation
  • Computer/software companies
  • Social Media


The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $48,620 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,990, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $81,260.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, on the Internet at (visited March 03, 2017).

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Cisco Certificate is $6,740.

Total Tuition $6,045

Enrollment Fee

Resource Fee $595
Total Sales Price $6,740

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $6,440. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veteran’s benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. Below are just a few ways we work to ensure that as a graduate, you are positioned to take the next step toward achieving your career goals.

Specialized Career Course

As a Brighton College graduate, you will have the option to take a course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships.

One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition, we will show specific examples.

Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

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Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best educational experience and ensuring your ultimate success. Read less